UK-based independent producer and distributor Acamar Films expands its team, adding Bethan Garton as Head of Licensing and Emma Read as Brand Manager.
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Rick Van Brimmer is elected Chairman of the Board of the International Licensing Industry Merchandisers’ Association; James Slifer is elected to the post of Vice-Chairman and Pete Yoder is voted to the Executive Committee as the Liaison to the Board of Directors.
Relativity’s PG summer movie ‘Earth to Echo’ opens today, blending 80s nostalgia with current-day mobile technology in a found-footage adventure made for family audiences.
Prime Focus reaches an agreement to acquire Mumbai-headquartered Reliance MediaWorks in deal that will give Reliance a 30.2 percent stake in Prime Focus.
New industry standard platform to improve interoperability and streamline work of VFX software vendors and studios.
Pixel Magic completes over 100 visual effects shots for Sony Pictures Entertainment's feature ‘22 Jump Street,’ including a CG gantry crane and CG netting, CG octopus tentacles, and thousands of CG beach goers.
‘SpongeBob SquarePants’ is TV’s number-one animated program with kids; Nick sweeps preschool with top six series, led by ‘PAW Patrol.’
SIGGRAPH 2014 announces the 41st annual Computer Animation Festival award recipients for Best in Show, Jury Award, Best Student Project, Best Animated Short, and Best Visual Effects, among others.
The California Film Commission has vetted and approved 11 feature films, 13 television series and two made-for-television movies to receive $100 million in tax credits for the next fiscal year.
German-born Zimmer has scored more than 100 films, including ‘The Lion King,’ the ‘Kung Fu Panda’ and ‘Madagascar’ films.
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announces category submission deadlines for 87th Academy Awards consideration.
Shout! Factory, Screenvision and Nerd Corps Entertainment team up to bring a new feature-length original movie ‘Slugterra: Return of the Elementals’ to cinemas across the U.S beginning August 2, 2014.
Independent producer Novel Entertainment secures a deal with SVOD powerhouse Netflix for popular animated children’s series ‘Horrid Henry.’
Oishii Creative is tapped by PromaxBDA to create all of its branding and video opens for the 2014 PromaxBDA conference and awards show.
New performance heights reached with GPU compute, real-time rendering, and enhanced character tools.
MarVista Entertainment launches a new division, MarVista Digital Entertainment, which will license its original and acquired content across digital platforms.
Click 3X announces the addition of Animation Director Noella Borie, who will design and direct animation using traditional frame-by-frame techniques.
Zoic Studios teams with Leo Burnett Chicago to create immersive Cannes Lions Gala experiences; real-time animation and visually rich design work kick off/cap off the 2014 festival.
As part of its expanding roster of TV and feature projects, award-winning independent London VFX house creates the visual effects for Fox’s TV action-thriller ‘24: Live Another Day.’
Paramount's ‘Transformers: Age of Extinction’ debuts to $100 million in North America and $201.3 million overseas, including a stunning $90 million opening in China.
In a message taped for fans, Guillermo del Toro announces that Pacific Rim 2 is officially in the works alongside a continuation of the comic-book series ‘Year Zero’ and a new animated series.
Veteran animator served most recently as Head of Animation on Disney’s Academy Award-winning animated feature ‘Frozen.’
Alfonso Cuaron’s ‘Gravity’ is honored with five awards at the 40th installment of the Saturn Awards, hosted by the Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror Films.